If there’s one staple food that every mum can rely on at meal time it has to be rice, as this versatile food pairs so well with just about anything you have in the fridge or cupboard. Not only is rice a great carbohydrate, but it’s low in fat and a good source of protein, so it has all the things a growing family needs.
Rice is also extremely budget friendly and is capable of filling many tummies on just a dollar or more, so it makes the perfect choice for a hungry family. If you think you’ve done just about all you can with rice, think again, as we have a delicious way to transform the plain old rice of the past into something exotic that even your kids will enjoy.
Pilaf has thousands of years of rich history in the cuisine world, dating back to Ancient Persia, and refers to a dish made of rice cooked in a seasoned broth. The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make, and you can easily adjust the seasoning and mild curry notes to suit your children’s taste buds. However the recipe itself is already extremely family friendly.
1 cup basmati rice
2 ½ cups of liquid chicken stock
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
500 grams of lean beef mince
¼ cup of currants
4 green onions
Olive oil spray
1 tablespoon of mild curry powder (or less to taste)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sour cream or natural yoghurt to serve (optional)
This is one of those simple meals that make very little mess and allow you to get one part done while the other is cooking away. The result is a sweetly spiced rice dish that gives your family a good serving of iron, protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables, with a rich dollop of sour cream on top for good measure.
Pilaf tastes even better the following day, and if you have the time, you can cook up an extra batch and freeze it into portions for another meal. You’ll be surprised at the flavours you can get from just a few simple ingredients, and it’s a great way to introduce herbs and spices to your children in a flavour that isn’t too overwhelming.
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The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body. This means that if you were say, an AU/UK ’S’ (8-10) before bubs came along, you’ll most likely be the same now in Peachymama sizing.
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra.
|FRONT RISE||28||11||29||11 1/2||30||11 3/4||31||12|
|INSIDE LEG||76||30||77||30 1/3||78||30 2/3||79||31|
* 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.
In the video, Taryn wears size 12/14 (Medium)
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